Profound Experiences

Do you want to explore the world in a way that leaves you with profound experiences and life long memories?

Every trip should add a piece to your personal story, enhancing your view of the world, your world and yourself

Travel That Makes You Feel Alive!

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I specialize in planning travel that will deliver profound experiences and amazing adventures. I help you connect to a destination in a deep way. Wherever you go, I will suggest and advise you about ways to immerse yourself in the local culture, customs and natural surroundings. You may join one of my hosted small group adventure tours, create your own group’s adventure, or we will plan a custom trip together, just the way you want.

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Meet Your Travel Planner

Lorraine Whittemore

Travel Advisor, Small Group Tour Designer and Host

My promise to you is long lasting memories on a spectacular trip! Working for you, you have my dedication to deliver unique experiences, the services you need, and to dot the i’s and cross the t’s so you can enjoy your trip stress free!

Learning about the world has always been a fascination of mine. Amazing landscapes, man made and natural sights, and each culture has its own unique traditions and characteristics. As early as high school, I vowed I would travel to a new place every year of my life. And I have! My passion was to experience the world! As a travel planner I’ve planned hundreds of vacations for individuals, families and group trips, small and large. What really drives me is planning and traveling with small groups. There is something so magical about exploring with people who have like interests, similar curiosity and a spirit of adventure.

My niche has developed as a group planner. I love to travel with my groups and do, whenever possible.


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How Would You Like To Travel?

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Want To Join A Tour With A Small Group?

I specialize in small group travel. Tour itineraries will help you connect to a destination in a deep way. Wherever you go, I will suggest and advise you about ways to immerse yourself  in the local culture, customs and natural surroundings. If you have a group and need planning help or if you want to travel on one of my small group tours, I will design a trip to bring you and your travel buddies amazing memories.

Pursue your travel adventure!

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Need Help Customizing A Trip For Your Own Group Or Yourself?

Whatever type of trip you are looking to take, tours, cruise, independent travel, travel with a group of friends or family, I would love to work with you to develop the perfect itinerary. With various suppliers at my fingertips and amazing connections within the travel industry, I can match the perfect trip to your hopes and desires. We will start with an interview, learn more about each other, your particular travel style and then pull together a proposed itinerary, make edits together to perfect the trip, then I iwill book and  deliver a complete itinerary and travel documents, so your trip is worry free. 

Let me help you plan that dream trip!

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Are You A Solo Traveler?

We welcome solo travelers to join our tours. I’m not talking about “singles” travel, solo travelers have various reasons for traveling alone and they are looking to have adventures, meet new friends, and find travel buddies.

I will match same gender roommates to save you money. If you want your own room, that is possible too, with an affordable solo supplement. 

I am a solo traveler myself and dedicated to providing other solo travelers with information, resources, ideas and communication. 

Come join us!

Explore Our Small Group Tours

Croatia - Small Towns and Local Experiences

October 9 – 17, 2021

If your Mediterranean fantasies feature balmy days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to turn these dreams into reality.

Let’s get off the beaten path in Croatia to explore the amazing villages, experience local life, and still have time to enjoy the hot spots.

April In Paris - Cruising the Seine

April 5-9, 2021

Sit back and relax as you cruise up the Seine on a Parisian voyage. Our stops are rich in heritage and history. Discover the Alabaster coast, bathed by the greeny blue waters of the Channel, offering the most impressive landscapes of Normandy. Visit Rouen, a real museum city, a memorable experience with its beautiful half-timbered houses, cobbled streets and Gothic churches. But best of all, enjoy the ambiance of bygone days as you watch the scenery pass from your river boat.

Sail to the Greek Islands of Mamma Mia

June 26 – July 3, 2021
Sail away to the Greek Islands & Mamma Mia dreams on a magnificent luxury clipper ship. Visit Skopelos & Skiathos among other Greek islands

Celtic Delight! Ireland

May 12-20, 2021
Explore the southern route of Ireland during this relaxing tour including a castle stay, beautiful sights & Irish hospitality

Iceland Must Dos and Hidden Gems

October 2021 – dates TBA

In Iceland, you experience some of the most beautiful nature. Glistening glaciers, active volcanoes, powerful waterfalls, gushing geysers and colorful landscapes. Explore Icelandic myths and magic in a Super Jeep. Have you heard of the troll that turned to stone staring Skógafoss? Why is Goðafoss called the waterfall of the gods? Experience Iceland deeply. Go beyond!

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Sharing The MEmories

Have some fun with us “virtually” and take a look at photographs from some of our tours.

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Armchair Travel With Me! Less Explored World’s Natural Wonders

I thought it would be fun to learn about some of the world's natural wonders that are less known and off the beaten path. Here are some amazing places I found. Some may even be in your own backyard. Maybe you'll want to add these to your bucket list. I would love to...

Armchair Travel With Me – Driving the Ring Road Around Iceland

A group of us recently drove the ring road around Iceland. We were chasing the Northern Lights, unsuccessfully :(. We will have to go again! Come with us in November for another try. Or just, sit back, relax, and enjoy this virtual travel video....

Armchair Travel With Me – Dreaming of Venice

No travel for those of us with wanderlust! So...I thought it would be great to deliver some virtual travel. I will post a new destination every couple of days. Sit back in your armchair and travel with me! And to make it fun, see if you can spot the one picture that...

My Egyptian Escape

I finally had some time to pull together a video of my trip to Egypt. It was one of my best all time trips and I highly recommend it! I hope you enjoy this snapshot of my memories.

Exclusive Interview with Holland America’s Lauren Green

I was honored to get an exclusive interview with Lauren Green, Business Development Manager for Holland America. Here is the first in a series of videos that tell you more about this cruise line. And if this video...

Love From My Clients

I just came back from a safari in Tanzania. It was the inaugural trip of Serengeti Vacationland Safaris headed by Allan Stevens and coordinated with Lorraine Whittemore of PlanUrEscape.
I had a great time. All arrangements for the trip worked out great especially tenting out in the Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. With the help of guides and drivers, we were able to see over 150 different animals. It couldn’t have happened without them.
I highly recommend this trip if you want to do something different.

B. Lalumiere


Lorraine was just wonderful in helping my Mom and I plan our trip to Italy. She had great recommendations on tours and booked us excellent places to stay. She stayed within our budget all while helping to create a mother-daughter trip of a lifetime. When I had questions while I was abroad she answered them quickly and was well-informed. It was great traveling knowing that Lorraine had already vetted each and every tour/experience/hotel we were going to next. I would use her again in a heartbeat!

E. Eames


5-Star Service all around!

We met Lorraine at a food and wine festival and from that point on she has been our go-to travel consultant. She planned the perfect honeymoon in Italy and made our trip unforgettable, despite the fact we gave her very little time to put a complex itinerary together. Every hotel we checked into welcomed us with a surprise, from champagne, to chocolate cake, room upgrades, and more- all thanks to Lorraine.

Highly recommended for any trip, big or small. Thanks again for all of your efforts. Looking forward to our next trip this summer!

R. Tarabishy

West Hartford

We are pleased to recommend Lorraine Whittemore as a Travel Agent. Lorraine has handled multi-party group cruises for our family, as well as all travel arrangements (mostly cruises with add on extensions and excursions) for us and friends we recommended use her services.

Lorraine is knowledgeable, professional, detail-oriented and has a friendly can-do attitude. Lorraine is a very nice person who is a pleasure to deal with. She puts her client’s needs first and we have enjoyed all of our dealings with Lorraine over the years. 

Bob and Jill Maland


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